Accurate and sterile sampling of cultures is vital throughout the biopharmaceutical development process. For constant, accurate monitoring, a reliable automated system is needed that transfers bioprocess samples directly from bioreactors to a range analytical devices without intervention, while maintaining the highest levels of sterility. For small-scale development, the availability of a more cost-effective entry-level system brings large economic advantages.
The Seg-Flow 1200 Automated Bioreactor Sampling System from Flownamics is an economical alternative to the larger Seg-Flow 4800, and is available in two models, the Seg-Flow 1200 and the Seg-Flow 1200 Plus.
Segmented flow technology allows rapid and accurate low volume samples to be taken from reactor vessels containing aerobic or anaerobic bacterial cultures, as well as yeast, fungi, algae, insect, animal and mammalian cell cultures. Samples can be either cell containing or cell free.
By incorporating a disposable, single-use flow path, the Seg-Flow 1200 is easy to use and requires little maintenance, and no specialist operator training.
Samples can be collected from up to 2 reactors, and delivered to 2 analysers or collectors. Built-in expansion capability means this can be extended to 4 reactors with the Sample Module.
Use of the integrated control functions such as automated feed from an at-line glucose measurement can be quickly and easily implemented.
The Seg-Flow 1200 can be used with small laboratory vessels right up to large full-scale production vessels with 12, 19 and 25 mm models.
The unique Flownamics FISP filter probe used in the Seg-Flow 1200 ensures a sterile, cell-free sample can be taken from any type of vessel.
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Flownamics (http://www.flownamics.com) was founded in 1995 and since then the company develops new technologies for bioprocess sampling, automation and control. Flownamics provides high quality products that address the needs of fermentation and bioreactor operators in the biotechnology industry.